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Friday, February 12 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Burdens of Continuity

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Doctor Who’s rich tapestry of storytelling often falls to fan service; often times we find ourselves looking forward solely to that twist that brings back a familiar face, a villain we cannot live without, or a voyage to Gallifrey or otherwise. But how does this shrink the canvas Doctor Who plays out upon? We’ll take a look at where continuity supersedes good storytelling… and why, paradoxically, the conservatism of some parts of fandom begets the notion that fans of a show about change seem to dislike change entirely.

Panelists
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Marcia Franklin

Blogger, Confessions of a Neowhovian
Having come to Doctor Who as an adult in 2008, as modern Series Four was being broadcast, Marcia dubbed herself a "Neowhovian"—both a new fan and a fan of the "new" show. She quickly became a fan of the entire run, both Classic and modern, and since January 2011 has blogged regularly... Read More →
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Sami Kelsh

Writer at Cultbox, Seasons Of War, among others. Photographer, illustrator, professional dilettante.
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Alan Siler

kOZMIC Press
Alan is a life-long geek and musician. He’s the author of Doctor Who’s Greatest Hits: A Guide to the Best Stories From Time and Space (kOZMIC Press, 2015) and Star Trek's Greatest Hits: A Guide to the Best Stories From the Final Frontier (kOZMIC Press, 2017). He's a contributing... Read More →
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Josh Zimon

Host/Podcaster/Podcast Producer, The High Council /The Memory Cheats Podcasts
Love Classic Who. Part of three Doctor Who podcasts: | Doctor Who - Mostly Harmless Cutaway - New Who discussion | Doctor Who - The Memory Cheats - Who memories, one random story at a time | Doctor Who - The High Council - Classic Who Commentaries

Friday February 12, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Program D

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